Old Guard, The

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The Old Guard
Old guard poster.jpg
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood
Release Date 2020
Distributor Netflix
Main Cast
Character Actor
Andy Charlize Theron
Nile KiKi Layne
Booker Matthias Schoenaerts
Joe Marwan Kenzari
Nicky Luca Marinelli
Copley Chiwetel Ejiofor
Merrick Harry Melling
Quynh Van Veronica Ngo


The Old Guard is a 2020 Netflix adaptation of the graphic novel by Greg Rucka (author) and Leandro Fernandez (artist). Rucka wrote the screenplay for the film, which was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. Charlize Theron stars as Andy, the leader of an unnamed band of immortal warriors. Conceptually, the film combines elements of the popular Highlander franchise with the modern John Wick sensibility, presenting an entertaining take on the fantasy of humans that don't age and can't be killed. In a nod to the characters' extreme age (the main characters are all at least several hundred years old) several of them use quasi-historical weapons as well as contemporary firearms.

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The following weapons were used in the film The Old Guard:

Pistols

Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS pistol (standing in for the Beretta M9) is carried by Marine Corps MPs.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
After disarming an MP, Andy points his Beretta at Nile.

Glock 17

Most of Merrick's men use Glock 17 pistols, some of which are confiscated and used by the main characters.

Glock 17 Gen 5 - 9x19mm
A guard points his Glock 17 at Nicky.
Another guard sweeps his hand with his Glock 17 while shoving Joe.
Nile offers a Glock 17 to Andy.
Nicky demonstrates a proper grip and Isoceles stance with his Glock 17.

Glock in CAA Micro RONI

Andy uses a CAA Micro RONI with a Glock pistol and what appears to be airsoft G&G 556 holographic sight.

Glock 17 mounted in a CAA Micro RONI.
Andy offers the Glock in a CAA Micro RONI to Nile.
Closeup of the RONI, showing the Glock magazine.
Andy holds the RONI. Note the distinctive teardrop cutout and the battery compartment confirming on the holo sight confirming it to be an airsoft G&G 556 holographic sight.

Heckler & Koch HK45

Booker briefly uses an Heckler & Koch HK45.

Heckler & Koch HK45 - .45 ACP
Booker covers an angle during the raid on Copely. Trigger discipline is consistently poor the entire movie, a consequence of the character's ages. Andy is over twice as old as black powder, while Joe and Nicky fought the Second Crusade and Booker fought for Napoleon. Not only do they predate any concept of firearms safety, gunshots are a mild annoyance to an immortal.

Heckler & Koch USP Compact

Joe (Marwan Kenzari) carries a Heckler & Koch USP Compact with stainless slide as his sidearm. The pistol switches hand several times, and Nile later uses the weapon during the final battle

Heckler & Koch USP Compact with two-tone finish - 9x19mm
Joe draws his USP Compact after Nile's nightmare awakens the team.
Andy then hands the pistol off to Nile as she decides to leave.
Nile, about to discard the USP Compact, realizes the magazine is empty. .
She then uses the now-loaded USP Compact to interogate Copley.
Nile fires the pistol during the final battle besides an ironicly placed sign.

Makarov PM

A Russian pilot brings a Makarov PM (actually probably a Norinco Type 59 stand-in) onto an airplane, where it is taken by Nile.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
The Russian pilot leaves his Makarov PM carelessly unsecured in a shoulder holster.
Nile holds the Makarov PM.

SIG-Sauer P226

Andy holds a prop SIG-Sauer P226 with a very obviously plugged barrel.

Standard SIG-Sauer P226 without rail.
We never see this pistol fire, possibly because it has a metal rod welded inside the barrel.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP7

The Heckler & Koch MP7 is another weapon used by Merrick's security teams, and are frequently taken by the main characters for their own use

Heckler & Koch MP7A1 with 40-round magazine - 4.6x30mm
An enemy operator is briefly seen with a MP7 during the ambush in Sudan.
Another MP7-armed operator stacks up to enter the church.
Booker carries a MP7 retrieved from a dead operator as the team flees the area.
Nicky hands Joe a MP7 during the final battle.

Assault Rifles

IMI Tavor TAR-21

Booker uses an IMI Tavor TAR-21 during the raid in Sudan. He is also shown holding it on the movie poster.

IMI Tavor TAR-21 with Meprolight red dot sight - 5.56x45mm
Booker running and gunning with his TAR-21.
Booker using the Weapon Mounted Light on his TAR-21.

M4A1

United States Marines, including Nile (Kiki Lane) and her team, carry M4A1 carbines. Most are fitted with vertical foregrips, ACOG scopes, and PEQ-15 lasers

M4A1 with EOTech 552.A65 Holographic sight and SureFire M951XM05 tactical light - 5.56x45mm
One of the Marines on Nile's team holds her M4A1 as they interview some Afgani woman. The PEQ-15 is seccured with a zip tie, suggesting the mount may have broken.
The same woman covers the rear as the woman prepare to breach a room
Nile peeks a door with her M4A1 before entering. Nile's PEQ-15 is sidemounted
A pair of Marines carry slug M4A1s inside the FOB. The rifle on the left just has the carry handle in place of optics, while the one on the right has some model of Aimpoint red dot.

Heckler & Koch G36

The Heckler & Koch G36 is another weapon used by Merrick's goons, and is thus frequently "borrowed" from former users by the team.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm
Merrick's goons open fire on the team with their HK G36C assault rifles.
Another set of goons with G36Cs prepare to enter the church.
Booker holds his HK G36C.
Booker running and gunning with his HK G36C.

Heckler & Koch HK416

Heckler & Koch HK416s are heavily used by Merrick's security forces and are frequently appropriated by Andy's team during the final battle

Heckler & Koch HK416 D10RS with EOTech red dot sight, RIS foregrip, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, & Crane stock - 5.56x45mm NATO
A HK416 is seen beside its dead owner after the church massacre.
Some of Merrick's men hold HK416s as he talks with Copely.
Nile uses a captured HK416 to cover the team during the final battle
Joe holds an another HK416 as the team discuss how to breach the penthouse

Norinco Type 56-1

Sudanese militia and Afghan smugglers are armed with Norinco Type 56-1 rifles.

Norinco Type 56-1, early model with milled receiver and plastic fittings - 7.62x39mm
We never get a clear shot of these rifles, but they appear to be Norinco Type 56.
Afghani smugglers guard a drug-laden DC-3 armed with Type 56s.

AK-47

The Afgan bombmaker Niles shoots carries an AK-47 (or possibly Type 56, the muzzle is never seen) assaalt rifle.

Type 2 AK-47 with slab sided magazine - 7.62x39mm
Niles clears the AK-47 as she secures the room.

"AKMSU"

An Afgani smuggler carries what appears to be an AKMSU assault rifle

Converted AKM pistol - 7.62x39mm.
The gunman to the left carries what looks to be an AKMSU rifle.


SIG-Sauer MCX

Keane (Joey Ansah), Merrick's head of security, carries a SIG-Sauer MCX carbine with EOTech sight durring the final battle.

SIG-Sauer MCX SBR with 9" barrel - 5.56x45mm
Keane covers the penthouse door as his security forces attempt a last stand.
A slightly blurry shot of the MCX as Andy's team blasts their way in.

Sniper Rifles

PGM Ultima Ratio

Nicky uses a suppressed PGM Ultima Ratio to cover Andy's meet with Copely and later during the Sudan mission

PGM Ultima Ratio Intervention with Leupold Mark 4 scope - 7.62x51mm NATO
Nicky aims his Ultima Ratio during the Sudan raid.
A promotional photo showing Nicky with his Ultima during the meet.

Explosives

Hand grenades

Merrick's forces carry some sort of cylindrical concussion grenade sometimes apropriated by Andy.

Andy retrives some grenades from a dead body outside the church.
And then does the same in the final battle.


FN Mk 13 EGLM

Keane (Joey Ansah) uses an FN Mk 13 EGLM in standalone configuration during the finale.

FN MK 13 (EGLM) in Standalone configuration - 40x46mm
The grenade launcher is seen only in this quick, obstructed shot.

Other

Shotgun

Nicky carries a shotgun during the Sudan mission, though it is never seen clearly.

Nicky holds his shotgun at right

M2 Machine gun

A Browning M2 heavy machine gun is seen mounted on a drug smuggler's technical.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
The M2 is seen in the background.

MG42

A MG42 machine gun is briefly seen in a cave hideout.

MG42 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The MG42 is seen to Nile's right.


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